Joel Davis mugshot

Police: Man kills girlfriend’s dogs out of jealousy

He reportedly said the dogs were coming in between his relationship with his girlfriend

A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, judge arraigned a man on Tuesday who’s accused of killing his girlfriend’s dogs in a fit of rage and jealousy.

NBC 10 reports that Joel Davis allegedly went to his girlfriend’s family member’s home on February 5, and strangled her a 2-year-old Pug mix named Sebastian. His girlfriend, Jennifer Sherman, told police that she left her dog in Davis’ care while she was away for the weekend. When she returned to a relative’s house, she found her beloved dog laying on a living room rug, lifeless.

Upset about losing her dog, Sherman adopted another puppy, a rescue pup named Leo. Several days later, she came home to find the 4-month-old puppy dead. Leo was laying on the floor with his head turned up, in the same fashion as she found Sebastian in. Davis was the last person with the dog before Sherman arrived.

She called the police, and when they questioned Davis, he denied killing the dogs, and reportedly showed no emotion over their deaths. A few days later, he admitted to killing both pups, and declared Sherman spent too much time with them, which “took away from his relationship” with her. When describing how he killed the dogs, he said slammed them both to ground and laid on them until they suffocated to death.

He was arrested and charged with two counts of cruelty to animals. Bucks County Judge, Joseph Falcone, arraigned Davis on Tuesday. He remains behind bars on a $50,000 bail.

[Feature Photo: Bucks County Sheriff’s Department]